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                            THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release                                    January 6, 1995

   PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES ADM. STUDEMAN AS INTERIM CIA DIRECTOR


	President Clinton announced yesterday that Admiral William O.
Studeman, the current Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence
Agency, will serve as the Acting Director of Central Intelligence until
a new Director has been confirmed by the Senate.  His appointment will
become effective on Tuesday, January 10, 1995.
	
	Admiral Studeman, former Director of Naval Intelligence and the
National Security Agency, has served as Deputy Director of Central
Intelligence since April 1992.

	President Clinton said, "Admiral Studeman has served with
distinction in a number of critical leadership positions in our
intelligence community.  He is uniquely qualified to serve as the Acting
Director of Central Intelligence.  I look forward to working closely
with him during this interim period."

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